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In today’s era, software quality is of utmost importance. Do you want to use an application which is slow, insecure, and less user-friendly with poor functionality? The answer would always be a No. Due to high competence and hurry of releasing the product into the market, organizations tend to compromise with software quality which results in decreased customers and sales.
Even if you have a team of in-house testers, there is always a strong need of outsourcing third-party testing team if you aspire to improve the quality of your applications and ongoing testing processes and reduction in business overhead. It can be explained by an example: There is a short-term project with limited functionality; both the testers and developers start working on this project. As the project progresses, the project becomes more complex than what was actually planned. Now the budget and resources are limited, the approaching deadline and overworked resources could be the major reason for the project’s downfall. At this point, the third-party testing team becomes a savior.
Hiring an outsourced third party testing team is the practice of handing over the application to be tested to an independent testing company or a third party testing group for testing all the major aspects of the application in terms of performance, functionality, security etc. Such firms or groups do not have any role in the overall software development process. Increased growth of the IT services sector has led to the increased outsourcing processes. Outsourcing provides considerable revenue gains, increased product quality, high efficiency and productivity of a company. There are many studies that reveal the fact ‘Half of the development effort is spent on testing’, therefore, outsourcing relieves the companies from expensive functions thereby reducing the operational costs.
You might be wondering how a third party QA vendor benefits an enterprise. And what all benefits can it deliver in order to grow with a higher success rate? The points mentioned below will answer all your questions one by one in detail.
It is clearly not possible for you to have access to all the phones available or to have the best popular devices by country. You might not know or have the top 10 popular smartphones available. But for this, you can approach a third party test lab that will have immediate access to the maximum of these devices, if not all, of them. A third party test lab consists of a large inventory having a wide collection of devices. Additionally, the mobile test lab has a wide range of automation tools available about which the in-house test teams aren’t even aware of. Access to such resources finds ways and leads to higher quality software and efficient testing processes.
Being a partner of a testing services specialist, one can be assured that best practices of the industry will be employed in the businesses for validating the software. The outsourcing companies deal with a variety of different applications every day and use a wide range of testing methods to achieve a higher degree of specialization. The knowledge gained by dealing with the variety of applications in different domains when invested in your organization adds more value to it. The guidance and suggestions made by the outsourced team last for a long time even after the project gets over.
When an individual software testing is hired, testing timelines are imposed on to the external team while there is no additional strain on the internal ones. The time taken by the developers to complete the entire software development lifecycle gets reduced. When outside team takes care of all the testing activities for one project, the inside team of testers can work on another project which will help in speeding up the current project and also influence the speed to market on new projects.
The outsourced software testing team will have an unbiased view of your application or product. It will provide the clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your product. The in-house team members may have a biased behavior towards the product which can make them ignorant about certain shortcomings which can result in poor quality of the product.
BugRaptors is a well-known independent software testing organization that could handle all your quality assurance needs with effective methodologies. We will make you gain time, money etc. with our software and applications testing services.